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Oral history interview with Danuta Osikowicz

Oral History | Accession Number: 1998.A.0300.94 | RG Number: RG-50.488.0094

Danuta Osikowicz, born in 1931 in Szebnia, Poland, describes her family; moving to Pochorce in 1939 to escape the German occupation; the prewar Jewish community of Pochorce; life under Soviet occupation; returning to Szebnia in 1941; her uncle's work in aiding Jews; her uncle's murder by German forces at Majdanek concentration camp; the conditions of Szebnie concentration camp, including the treatment of the prisoners by German forces; an SS soldier who lived in her house; the soldiers aid to concentration camp prisoners; details of the mass murder of Jews by Ukrainian and German soldiers; the transfer of prisoners in the concentration camp to Płaszów; and the looting of Jewish owned belongings by local townspeople.

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Danuta Osikowicz
interview:  1999 July 12
1 videocasette (Betacam SP).
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation
Record last modified: 2023-08-25 12:29:52
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